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Secure data transfer in moving applications for Industry 4.0

Secure data transfer in moving applications for Industry 4.0

Product News Friday, November 11, 2016: igus

igus sets the standard with chainflex fiber optic and CAT7 continuous-flex cables


For “smart” factories to function at their best, real-time communication between machines at all levels is of paramount importance. To ensure that all stations can properly share data, Ethernet cables will be used in increasing numbers throughout factories and equipment. To suit the needs for Ethernet cables in moving applications, igus now offers more than 30 types, all exclusively designed to suit a wide range of dynamic industrial applications and mechanical requirements.


CAT7 Ethernet cables increase the data transfer rates of CAT5e and CAT6 cables by as much as ten-fold to increase the communication inside Industry 4.0 facilities. igus is the first manufacturer to supply CAT7 cables for dynamic applications, and offers CAT7 cables in three jacket material options for rolling flex applications, as well as a torsional CAT7 option for robotic applications.


Communication without interference – flexible fiber optic cables


Immunity to electrical interference, along with substantially higher rates of data transmission offer benefits to Industry 4.0 factories and equipment manufacturers. Like all chainflex cables, chainflex fiber optic options are designed and tested to stand up to 36 months of continuous-flex performance guaranteed. To suit all other mechanical requirements, a range of fiber optic chainflex cables are available, including those for harsh environments or torsional movements. To learn more about chainflex Ethernet or fiber optic cables, please visit